The latest BMW M models set to ignite automotive aficionado’s interest in high-performance sports cars.
The launch of the new BMW M4 Coupe sees BMW M GmbH revealing a new interpretation of the high-performance sports car. The “M4” badge is a reference to the model series that provides the basis for the new M model.
In the interests of maximising dynamic ability and ensuring excellent efficiency, weight savings of around 80 kilograms have been achieved over a comparably equipped predecessor model. These include the increased use of lightweight materials such as carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and aluminium for a number of chassis and body components. Indeed, both models feature a carbon roof.
Low-slung and broad-set, the new BMW M4 Coupe has a finely balanced stance on the road. The M-specific design of the high-performance sports car underlines its performance capability. Large air intakes and Air Curtains at the front end, exposed carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and aluminium body components, and the diffuser at the muscular rear end are not merely design flourishes; they also fulfil functional roles in terms of aerodynamics, cooling and weight saving.
One of the primary objectives in the development of the BMW M4 Coupe was to ensure the new car offered impressive race track capability. Hence the presence of a track-specification cooling system, which ensures that the optimum temperature balance for the engine, turbochargers and transmission is maintained at all times.
As with all M models, it’s about the power. The high-revving six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology newly developed the new BMW M4 Coupe produces a maximum output of 431 hp. Its peak torque of 550 Newton metres (406 lb-ft) is available across a wide rev band yet the engine also achieves a reduction in fuel consumption and emissions of around 25 per cent. The BMW M4 Coupe covers the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds (with the optional seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission).